Frequently Asked Questions

A: Our PicoSure Laser is cleared to treat tattoos and pigmented lesions in skin types I-VI. PicoSure 532 is US FDA cleared to treat tattoos in skintypes I-III. If you have dark skin tone, there is a risk of creating a “ghosting” effect. This means the skin will look lighter than the surrounding area and is typically temporary, resolving naturally in time.
A: PicoSure works effectively on multicoloured tattoos (including blues and greens), hard-to-remove black ink and stubborn, previously treated tattoos.
A: No, you will feel the treatment on your skin, like tiny pin pricks. However, this is minimal, as we use a Cryo 6, a Cynosure cooling device that blows cold air to the skin surface.
A: Our prices start at £65 for a small tattoo of up to 5x5cm.
A: The Kirby-Desai scale is a popular and well-regarded tool for analyzing the number of treatments a tattoo will need for removal. The scale accounts for the following factors that affect the rate of removal: Fitzpatrick skin type, tattoo colour, tattoo layering, location on the body, amount of ink and pre-existing scarring. You will need between 4-8 sessions. A small percentage of clients will need more than 8 sessions. Our clinic provides a valuable service that requires highly specialized equipment. Once the tattoo is gone, it’s gone forever. If you don’t like your tattoo, it’s a worthwhile expense.
A: The most common side effects are: redness, tenderness, swelling, blistering, scabs, bruising, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation. All of these side effects are temporary. Redness, tenderness, and swelling typically subside within a day or two following treatment. Blisters usually appear within 24 hours of treatment; sometimes the blisters are very large and may look alarming – this is completely normal. Scabs, bruising, and blistering may take up to a week or longer to heal. Hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation occur when the body’s production of melanin is skewed after a laser treatment. With hyperpigmentation, the body overproduces melanin in reaction to the laser treatment, so skin in the treated area is darker than the natural skin tone. With hypopigmentation, the melanin is depleted by the laser treatment and the skin appears bleached. Both hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation are typically temporary and resolve naturally with time.